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French theatre troupe Krakatuk visits Tbilisi

By Keti Arjevanidze
Friday, March 29
When you visit the circus you expect to see animal tamers, clowns, acrobats, as well as elephants and dancing monkeys, but French theatre Krakatuk announces that something unexpected and amazing awaits you at their show.

Krakatuk, currently on tour, will perform a dramatic adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Nutcracker and the Mouse King in Tbilisi from March 28th until April 21st.

Krakatuk's troupe consists of 44 actors and acrobats. According to Oleg Chesnakov, Krakatuk's general director, music from Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker as well as other composers’ works will be used during the show. Chesnakov added that the show is for children as well as adults.

The Charity fund Iavnana is the partner organization of Krakatuk. Krakatuk is giving all proceeds from the opening performance on March 28th to Iavnana to assist children in need, including disabled children and those sick with leukemia. According to the Teona Jorbenadze, Iavnana's artistic director, representatives from Krakatuk will hold a casting tryout with children from the Iavnana Foundation. According to Jorbenadze, it is possible that some children might be recruited to perform by Krakatuk.

Krakatuk is a co-production of France, Germany and Russia and was established in 2004. After leaving Georgia, the company will tour the United States.